How to identify corals

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by VicZA, 8 Aug 2015.

  1. VicZA

    VicZA

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2013
    Posts:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Nelspruit
    Hey guys, are there any links or websites that can help with ID and things like common names, scientific names light and flow requirements? Would be very keen
     
  2. Guest




  3. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    346
    Location:
    Cape Town (southern suburbs)
  4. OP
    VicZA

    VicZA

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2013
    Posts:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Nelspruit
    Can anyone help with the ID of this coral ? This is not the greatest pic but the coral is a purple color with bright green polyps and is a VERY slow grower (when compared to a bird's nest coral for example) Any idea ?

    Acropora.jpg
     
    Last edited: 8 Aug 2015
  5. Clowning

    Clowning

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Schaapkraal,Cape town.
  6. Andre@ReefAquatics

    Andre@ReefAquatics Sponsor

    Joined:
    18 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    161
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Unless we are professionally qualified to id corals its difficult. Us hobiest and lfs and exporters are challenged by this (we are not trained in this field, so when an lfs tells you its a euphylia ancora, that's what his exporter marked on the list in his order)and we sell corals based on what our order sheet state's. We gain experience as we go along. Google only recommends what is submitted. So if 1000 peeps post the wrong thing google will recommend it. So Google valida its only because that's what most submissions to Google was.
     
    Last edited: 8 Aug 2015
  7. StrayTang

    StrayTang

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2014
    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Cape Town
  8. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,750
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    There are a few links in this thread - ID websites - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - identify corals Forum Date
Pls help identify these corals! General Discussions and Advice 23 Nov 2012
Identify the worm please ID Needed 16 Apr 2017
Please help identify General Discussions and Advice 28 Mar 2017
Please help identify ID Needed 12 Mar 2017
Please help identify! New Members 11 Jan 2017
Help Identify Two "Hitchhikers" ID Needed 11 Oct 2016
Help identifying this Anemone ID Needed 29 Jun 2016